Graduate School: Biology and Molecular Medicine
Department: Clinical and Molecular Medicine
Coordinator: Prof.ssa Maria Rosaria Torrisi
Places available: 12
Funding : 3 scholarships
Other Funding Opportunities: 2 - Youth Fund: 1
Contact person: Simonetta Mercuri (+39) 06 4468450
Web site: http://w3.uniroma1.it/dmcm/dottorati_index.html
Advanced Technique in the diagnosis and treatment of Cardio-vascular and Pulmonary Diseases
The goal of the PhD Programme in Experimental Medicine is to train students to specific expertise in the experimental field of biomedicine. The Programme represents a project to promote biomedical and biotechnological research methodologies useful for the prevention, the diagnosis, and the therapy of genetic, infectious or neoplastic diseases.
The Programme will cover topics such as: control of cellular growth and differentiation; regulation of gene expression; cellular and ultrastructural pathology; molecular pathology; viral oncology and immune-virology. By the end of the program students will have acquired a basic knowledge of the topics covered, and should be able to plan and carry on a research project, to present data at national and international meetings, and to write of a scientific manuscript.
Advanced Techniques in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases
This curriculum is aimed at training students who will be able to operate successfully in both clinical and experimental cardiovascular and pulmonary research fields. This will be achieved by the acquisition of knowledge and up-to-date tools for the development of new methodologies, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
The PhD Programme offers a selection of both practical and theoretical courses based upon innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, from lab activity to direct interaction with patients. To this purpose, multidisciplinary theoretical activity (lectures, seminars, lab meetings and journal club) and practical activities (tight interactions between research laboratory and clinic, stages, presentation and discussion of both experimental and clinical data) will be organized.
The multidisciplinary composition of the Board of Professors, with specific scientific and didactic expertises in cardiovascular and pneumological field, ranges from cardiovascular (MED11) and pulmonary (MED10) patho-physiology and diagnosis, to molecular and cellular pathology (MED04, MED05, MED46), to cardiac surgery (MED 23), thoracic surgery (MED 21), and vascular surgery (MED22) suggesting the translational approach of the program. Each PhD student will carry on a research project approved by the Board of Professors, and will operate under the constant supervision of a tutor.
At the end of the project, the candidate will discuss the dissertation. The research projects carried out should reflect the translational aim of the PhD Programme and the multidisciplinary characteristic of the scientific aims. This will be achieved through:
a) Discussion of the projects and scheduled scientific reports of the research activity;
b) Involvement of groups of tutors of each Ph.D. student in each phase of the theoretical-practical courses.
Attendance and data presentation to national and international scientific meeting will be particularly encouraged, as well as the attendance to specific training courses and periods of scientific activity in qualified national or international research laboratories, in order to acquire cutting-edge methodologies and experiences in their specific field of specialization.